Thermography Frequently Asked Questions
I have had thermography screenings done through another location. Do I need to reset a 2-part baseline again to be screening by Insight?
If you were screened by a Meditherm camera system in the past or have had a prior screening with Rhonda, your report history is intact with the EMI interpretation service. Upon your first screening with Insight, your imaging will be hooked up with your previous baseline history. For those previously screened by Rhonda specifically, you may book as an Annual Breast screener regardless of how long ago your last screening was conducted. For those new to Rhonda, but that have been screened by the Meditherm camera system in the past, you book as a New Breast screening initially, but it may not be necessary to reestablish a baseline if there has been no change over time in your imaging.
Are there special preparation instructions for a thermography screening in Maryland, Delaware, or Pennsylvania?
Yes, they will be sent with your auto email confirmation immediately after you book and again 3 days prior to your appointment. If you do not get a confirmation and you believe you have booked correctly, please call to confirm.
Do I need to disrobe for a thermography screening?
The camera system is reading heat from the surface of the skin, so it will be necessary to undress in the areas being imaged. However, the entire process is done very discreetly and should create no discomfort to you.
Will my primary insurance cover this screening?
A fully coded superbill can be provided to you after full payment of your screening. All clients are responsible for checking with/submitting to their own insurance company. We do not accept or submit for insurance payments on your behalf. Primary insurances or Medicare do not typically reimburse for thermography.
Can I use my FSA or HRA card to pay for thermography?
Yes, you can use it to provide a deposit when booking and for payment balance as well. A fully coded, itemized receipt can be provided to you, if needed for confirmation of the expense.
Do I need a doctor's referral for a thermography screening?
No, you do not. Thermography is elective at your discretion.
Who interprets the images from my screening?
Your images and history report are reported to Electronic Medical Interpretation (EMI) immediately after your screening. The images are read by actual MD's/DO's who are board certified in reading digital infrared imaging.
How long does it take to get the results?
A written report, and your images, will be available to you within 7-10 days of your screening. If you need it quicker, rush interpretation is possible at additional charge.
Once a thermography baseline is obtained, how do I set a plan that suits my need and schedule moving forward for my own personal health prevention?
The comparative baseline breast screening visit includes an extra 15 minutes for you to discuss this personalized plan with Rhonda so that all of your questions are answered and you have a positive plan for preventative screening moving forward. Recommendations will be given according to your own personal need. If you are already an annual screener and would like to have this additional consultation during your next appointment, please call 410-864-8270 to book and that extra time will be built into your appointment at no extra charge.
What about men? Can they be screened in thermography too?
Yes. Men can benefit from this non-invasive, quick and easy screening too. Insight offers men screenings for a Region of Interest, Wellness (trunk only), Half Body (upper or lower), and Full body. Book any of these services after locating the mobile clinic location/date of your choice.